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Meet our 2019 Young Speakers of the Year!

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is delighted to announce the winners of its 2019 Young Speakers of the Year. From 12,000 entrants of ESB assessments last year, ten have been selected as our 2019 Young Speakers of the Year, in recognition of their outstanding oracy skills. Each year, a selection of exceptional Speech learners from…

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Oracy Speech

Celebrating success in Salford: ESB presents RECLAIM teens with well-earned qualifications.

If only all graduation ceremonies were as inspiring as this! Tina Renshaw, ESB Chief Executive, presented certificates to young learners from the Manchester-based charity RECLAIM to celebrate their fantastic achievement. Tina and two representatives from ESB followed in Morrissey’s footsteps up to the famous Salford Lads Club to congratulate the young learners on their completion…

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Employability Oracy Social Mobility Speech

Raising the ‘Baa’ in Omagh

Nathan Wilson brought a fantastic visual aid into Omagh High School for his ESB assessment – an adorable young lamb. For his Level 1 Award in Speech, Nathan gave a lively presentation on ‘Sheep Farming’ before going onto recite William Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from memory. His ESB Assessor, Ian Patterson was taken by surprise when…

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Learning Oracy Speech

ESB learner makes waves in Special Olympics

Emma Carlisle swam her way to victory by winning Ireland’s first medal in the 2019 Special Olympics. As part of her ‘Oral Communication in the Community’ qualification, Emma¬†delivered a superb presentation to ESB Assessor, Joan Blackham, on her swimming training schedule in preparation for the big event, this year held in Abu Dhabi. Joan had…

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SEND Speech

Royal recognition for Merriel Halsall-Williams’ Cranmer Awards

ESB Trustee and Vice President, Merriel Halsall-Williams brushed shoulders with royalty when the Prince of Wales visited Lambeth Palace to present the Prayer Book Society’s Cranmer Awards. Merriel founded the annual competition for the Prayer Book Society in 1989 to introduce young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and to experience the magnitude…

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Oracy Speech